Adding a window in your kitchen renovation might be in order - especially if you want to blur indoor-outdoor boundaries. Here's how to add a window, without drama and, if you're brave, without the help of a kitchen remodeling contractor!
A limited budget doesn't have to hamper your vision of a 'dream kitchen' - in fact it can ignite your creativity. Here are some ideas for budget, discount and cheap kitchen renovations, and how to avoid costly mistakes. 'Maximum impact, minimum spend' is a good philosophy when it comes to renovating a kitchen on a budget. The general manager of architect David Hallett says planning and prioritising are the key to keeping kitchen renovation costs down.
When renovating a home, chances are you're working to a strict budget that doesn't blow out once you've finished remodelling, which is why choosing everyday items like a kitchen bench top is vital to keeping below the red bottom line.
Glass splashbacks or natural benchtops? Choosing kitchen materials is not only one of the trickiest decisions, it's also one of the most important. Many designers believe that when it comes to deciding where to spend your precious kitchen renovation budget, surfaces should be given priority.
"Not only are they the things you'll spend most time looking at, they're also what creates impact in your kitchen," says kitchen designer Jenny James.